Spruce is a light and moderately soft wood with a clear colour and reddish grain. The growth rings are clearly identifiable.
The white-yellow wood can assume grey or violet reflections and becomes darker on the sun light. Sap is a bit lighter but similar to heartwood.
Texture: coarse and uniform.
Small sound but numerous knots;
Local resin concentrations;
Quite vulnerable to worms and weather conditions;
Occasional high content of moisture in the heartwood;
permeable sap, impermeable heartwood.
Drying: it dries fairly rapidly with little risk of splits and warp;
Nailing and screwing: inclined to splits;
Finishing: unbalanced finished colour.
Construction and panelling;
Windows, doors, mouldings, architectural joinery and flooring;
To extract cellulose for paper.
Tensil strength : 710 kg/cm²
Compressive strength : 450 kg/cm²
green 860 kg/m³
dried 450 kg/ m³